*Execs decline to comment on Microsoft. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 13- Qualcomm Inc, the world's biggest maker of cellphone chips, unexpectedly named Chief Operating Officer Steve Mollenkopf as chief executive on Friday, heading off the possibility he might be poached to run Microsoft Corp..
Dec 13- British chip designer ARM Holdings Plc's shares rose as much as 5.7 percent after Bloomberg reported on Thursday that Google Inc may use ARM's technology to design its own server processors. A deal between ARM and Google could dent Intel's dominance in the server market as Google is one of the biggest buyers of server chips.
Dec 13- Qualcomm Inc promoted Chief Operating Officer Steve Mollenkopf to chief executive in a surprise move that follows investor pressure on the phone chipmaker to return capital and speculation that he might be poached to run Microsoft.
*Qualcomm says COO Steve Mollenkopf to become CEO in March. NEW YORK, Dec 13- U.S. stocks were modestly higher on Friday, bouncing back after a three-day drop, though market participants remained cautious ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting next week.
Dec 13- Qualcomm Inc said Chief Operating Officer Steve Mollenkopf, touted as a possible candidate for the top job at Microsoft Corp, will become the chipmaker's CEO in March, replacing Paul Jacobs who becomes executive chairman.
Mollenkopf will become CEO on March 4, after Qualcomm's annual shareholder meeting. Mollenkopf, who has been with Qualcomm for almost 20 years, led the company in its $3.1 billion acquisition of radio frequency chipmaker Atheros Communications Inc in 2011, its biggest acquisition.
Qualcomm on Friday said it will promote Steve Mollenkopf to chief executive officer, effective March 4, 2014. He will continue to serve as the president.
*Qualcomm: believes its practices are lawful. BEIJING, Dec 12- China's top economic planning agency has "substantial evidence" against chipmaker Qualcomm Inc in an antitrust probe, state media on Thursday quoted a senior official at the price regulator as saying.
NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Dec 13- India's Micromax, which has become the country's No. 2 smartphone brand just five years after selling its first handset- a $30 made-in- China model- is looking to go upmarket and overseas. Among all types of phones, Micromax ranks third in India after Nokia and Samsung Electronics.
BEIJING, Dec 12- China's top economic planning agency has "substantial evidence" against chipmaker Qualcomm Inc in an antitrust probe, state media on Thursday quoted a senior official at the price regulator as saying. A China- based public relations official for Qualcomm said the company had no comment on Xu's remarks.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 9- Qualcomm Inc said on Monday it will make smartphone chips with 64- bit features typically found in personal computers, following Apple Inc and opening the way to more efficient mobile gadgets.
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WASHINGTON, Dec 5- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill aimed at reining in "patent trolls," companies that buy or license patents from others, then extract licensing fees or file infringement lawsuits viewed by many as frivolous.
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*Chinese regulator not saying why Qualcomm being investigated. *Qualcomm would be big gainer through royalties. Nov 26- China's anti-trust investigation into Qualcomm, the world's biggest smartphone chip maker, is likely tied to the impending $16 billion rollout of commercial fourth-generation services by China's big telecoms carriers.